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Remembering the highlights of the past year

Tuesday 17 March 2015, by siawi3

Happy Nowruz, Bread and Roses

with Maryam Namazie and Fairborz Pooya

17 March 2015

Celebrating Nowruz and remembering the highlights of the past year with Chris Moos, Gita Sahgal, Imad Iddine Habib, Mersedeh Ghaedi, Pragna Patel and Sirvan Ghaderi

Shocking News: Quran teacher in Turkey telling children who don’t wear hejab, they deserve to be raped

Insane Fatwa: Khamenei and his criticism of existing policy on contraception, describing it as an imitation of western lifestyle turning Iranian women into baby-making machines

Good News: Sweden tore up arms deal with Saudi Arabia due to human rights situation and Raif Badawi’s case

Background Briefing: The Persian New Year called Norooz marks the first day of spring. It is partly rooted in the Zoroastrian tradition, but is an ancient holiday that was celebrated thousands of years ago. When the Islamic regime of Iran first took power, it tried to ban the pagan celebration but couldn’t stop the celebrations. The advent of another year is a good time to reflect on the past and renew hopes for a future that will see positive changes in Iran beginning with an end to the Islamic regime and its brutality.

Director: Reza Moradi
Translation: Khosro Gharib
https://youtu.be/0A2mFMMsepo